When the page did eventually load, the Broadband Speed Test was still completely unavailable.
Quite how you can run a broadband speed test on a site that doesn't even respond is a bit of a mystery to me!
When I finally got the test screen to appear, it featured a speed tester from speedtest.net, and the test results gave me a download speed of 769kbps and an upload speed of 242kbps. I'd run a different speed test a few minutes earlier (the Facebook Broadband Speed Challenge) and recorded a download speed of 4753kbps. When I've run these tests previously on this internet connection it has always been above 4Mbps, so I find the five.tv offering entirely implausible. When I tried to run the test again, it just sat there, with status 'Connecting to lon.speedtest.net'.... no good at all!
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